Journal of poetry therapy.

 The Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, Research, and Education The     Journal of Poetry Therapy (JPT), sponsored by the National Association for     Poetry Therapy, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal committed to the   publication of original articles concerned with the use of the language arts in   therapeutic, educational, and community-building capacities. Research   (qualitative and quantitative), practice (clinical and education), theoretical, and   literary studies are emphasized. The intended audience for JPT includes those   in the allied helping professions; as well as those in literary/artistic fields with a   concern for the healing/therapeutic aspects of the language, symbol, and story.

  If you are interested in contributing an article to the Journal of Poetry Therapy,    please see “Call for Papers” noted below. Authors of articles retain the right to reprint as long as the proper copyright notice appears (e.g., reprinted from the Journal of Poetry Therapy, Vol #, No #, p. #).

The Journal of Poetry Therapy includes reviews of books of interest to poetry therapists. Of special interest are thematic poetry anthologies that deal with personal issues and experiences, as well as books about any aspect of the therapeutic use of literature and writing. Please note, however, that due to space limitations, chapbooks and self-published poetry books will not be considered. To be considered for review, please contact:

Karen vanMeenen
Book Review Editor
Journal of Poetry Therapy


call for papers.

The Journal of Poetry Therapy: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, Research, and Education (Promoting Growth and Healing Through Language, Symbol, and Story) ( is an interdisciplinary journal seeking manuscripts on the use of the language arts in therapeutic, educational, and community-building capacities. The Journal purview includes bibliotherapy, healing and writing, journal therapy, narrative therapy, and creative expression. The Journal welcomes a wide variety of scholarly articles including theoretical, historical, literary, clinical, practice, education, and evaluative studies. All manuscripts will be submitted for blind review to the JPT editorial board. Maximum length of full-length articles is 30 pages (typed, double-spaced, nonsexist language). Style should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). All articles must be original material, not previously published or soon to be published elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format (MS Word) as an email attachment to the editor:

Nicholas Mazza, Ph.D., Dean and Professor
Editor, Journal of Poetry Therapy
Florida State University
College of Social Work
2505 University Center-C
296 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570


A subscription to the Journal of Poetry Therapy is included with NAPT membership. Individual subscriptions are available and members are encouraged to invite libraries and professional organizations to subscribe.

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subscription information.

The Journal of Poetry Therapy is published by Taylor and Francis. For complete journal and subscription information, please follow this link to the journal’s home page on the Taylor and Francis website:

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